|Author: ||Nicholas Edward Brown, 1892
Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe
- Light Rose
lealii subsp. saundersii, G.D.Rowley.
This member of the Apocynaceae family was first described by Nicholas
Edward Brown in
1892. It is found in southern Africa, growing in summertime in a
well-drained soil with some water. It can do with some sun and
stands lots of sun. The caudex grow 50 centimetres, the stems reaches
one meter and a half. The flowers are white to light rose, and it can only be reproduced by seeds.
The genera name from Greek; pachys; 'thick' and Greek
podion; 'small foot' for the thick caudiciform trunk, formed by
some species. The species is
named after the botanist who found it in South Africa in the late 1800's:
I found two populations in
northern Swaziland. Both on exposed sandstone, and reaching 50
centimetres in diameter for the caudex. The flowers were light rose.
The origin in northern Swaziland.
The flowers are a bit rose or pink.
how it look a bit larger in culture.
Large plant in Kirstenbosch